Police are seeking the public’s assistance after a sawn off shotgun was located in Forrest on Wednesday afternoon (March 21).
Detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations located the sawn off shotgun in a hedge on Empire Circuit, near the Tennyson Crescent intersection. The shotgun was located next to a blue long sleeve hooded jumper.
Police believe the shotgun and jumper may have been dumped at this location within the last two weeks. The shotgun will now be subject to forensic and ballistic testing.
This is the fourth firearm seized by police since last Friday. During a search warrant executed in Griffith last week, police located a replica pistol and shortened air rifle.
Anyone who may be able to assist police with information surrounding the shotgun or jumper, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.